Monday, 12 August 2013

Lookbook Photoshoot: Update

Really happy with the final shots, what do you think?

Check them out on my store at

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Tumblr Inspo: Location Photoshoots

Been planning an outdoor lookbook type shoot for my brand Veuxdoo for a while now, so went looking for some inspiration for my photographer. I like the quite vintage and relaxed style of 'capturing a moment' as it were, but also some staged or posed shots look just as powerful. I'm excited to see what we come up with, but for now here's some Tumblr inspiration...

This is my favourite image - I like the ratio of sky to land and the wind turbines give it something edgy and quite open and wild in a sense.

Even though this one is in more of a pose/staged style - I think it still has strong impact, but I think the styling and the model's attitude has a big role to play in that.

Have you ever done an outdoors photoshoot before?
How did you plan where to photograph?


Monday, 22 July 2013

Monday Lust-Have: Dixi Rings

Statement Rings by Dixi

Dixi always stock the freshest of jewels and I can never stop myself trawling their site making wishlists! Hurry up, payday.

Which is your favourite?
Have you shopped with Dixi before?


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Phresh Off The Runway: River Island Sale Must-Have's

Ph-Ph-Phresh off the runway and straight into the sale. These are my favourite finds from River Island's summer sale, a mix of cute 90's casual and seductive festival must-haves. The Black Floral Print Cropped T-shirt goes with the Dark Wash High Waisted Denim Shorts and Black Chunky Buckle Sandals and would look great with Lennon-specs and a leather fringe bum-bag. The ethereal White Floral Print Split Panel Maxi Skirt paired with the Black Cord Embellished Fringed Crop Top emit 70's festival chic, with practical trainer Black Rihanna Cut-Out Lace Up Ankle Boots and White Studded Rucksack to carry essential pac-a-mac and wet wipes! Hook on Gold Tone Filigree Cross Earrings to either outfit to make a look worthy of any summer evening beer-garden.

Which of these outfits do you prefer?
Did you find any bargains in the River Island sale?


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The White Queen

Though the series is not yet over, I've really enjoyed the BBC One adaptation of Philippa Gregory's books. I like the cast of unfamiliar faces and I'm pretty sure some of the scenes are filmed at the Bruges bell-tower that I visited last year, it's just too similar! It inspired me to come up with my own 'White Queen' inspired look...

Have you watched the series?
Are the books worth a read?


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Veuxdoo Set #7: Rags to Riches

Find the look here on Polyvore.
Shop the tee here at Veuxdoo.

Do you like the mix of grunge and princess?
How would you style this tee?


Friday, 12 July 2013

Friday Fashiolista Finds - Sunnies

With this scorching heatwave the UK has seen this week, I can't stop online window shopping for sunglasses. Here's a few of my faves that I found of Fashiolista this week.

Oversize Baroque Swirl Arm Flower Floral Sunglasses
6 colours to choose from.
Get them here.

Groov Round Hippie Style Sunglasses
4 colours to choose from.
Get them here.

Round Lens Glasses With Transparent Frame
Get them here.

Which is your favourite?
How much do you think is a reasonable price for some trendy sunnies?


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Summer Crochet

A boho throwback that make the Abba girls festival style icons, crochet adds a sense of creativity and lace-like sexiness to summer outfits. Easy to mix and match with cut-off shorts, maxi skirts, playsuits or just over a bikini, you'll look chilled out and festival ready in a shot. For nice quality crochet or crochet inspired patterns try these high-street finds...
(Left to Right)
Lime Crochet Short by Asos / Black Crochet Flower Cover Up by Topshop / Melania Dip Dye Crochet Tunic by Boohoo

For unique patterns, styles and colour combinations, hunt down vintage crochet in charity shops or ask your grandma to get making! Handmade is such a growing trend in itself, why not teach yourself to crochet some flowers to customise a canvas bag.

But if you can't wait that long, check out this gorgeous handmade crochet waistcoat coming soon to
Ruth xo